Awards

2020 Rice Business Competition Award

Our nasopharyngeal airway device for sleep apnea, named "SlumberFlow", won the $25,000 pediatric device prize from the Southwest National Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (SWPDC) at the Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) in June 2020. RBPC is an annual worldwide startup competition among 42 of the most outstanding startups from some of the most prestigious universities.

2020 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

Our Project "Multicenter Advanced Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Prep Surgical Simulation Course with 3D Printed High-Fidelity Models" has won a 2020 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP). The purpose of TIP is to honor faculty who have developed innovative approaches to teaching that incorporate creative pedagogies.

2020 Michigan Business Challenge

1st Prize at Michigan Business Challenge (MBC) for our Nasopharyngeal device for treating sleep apnea

2018 Humanitarian Grant

Humanitarian Grant recipient Liza Knecht presenting on mission trip with Drs Kim and Zopf.